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Gelli estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GELLI

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Gelli Estate Records

Short Title: Gelli estate, records

Creation date(s): 1610-1890

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 95 items

Name of creator(s): Gelli estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Owen Jones of Pentyrch, Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire, was succeeded by his son and namesake Owen Jones (alive 1730-1781) who was noted as residing at Hollybush, later known as Y Gelli, in the parish of Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire. He married Mary Roberts, daughter of Humphrey Roberts of Dolwar. The Gelli estate came into the hands of their grand-daughter, Mary (1787-1858) who married the Rev. Owen Jones. Their youngest son, the Rev. Owen Jones (alive 1845-1890) married Mary Roberts, daughter of Richard Roberts of Ty'n-y-graig, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.
The Davies family were resident at Pentyrch in the parish of Llanfair Caereinion in 1690 when Robert Davies (d. 1716) was living there. The estate was subsequently owned by Robert Davies's grandson, John Davies the younger (alive 1739-1766), who married Anne, daughter of David Davies of Dyffrin Meifod. Their daughter, Anne, married firstly William Thomas and so the estate passed into the hands of the Thomas family, in whose possession it remained until it was purchased by Mary Jones of Gelli in 1831.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds relating to properties in Montgomeryshire, 1610-1890, including y Gelli and Pentyrch, Llanfair Caereinion.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW. An on-line catalogue can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased by NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Traces of original numbering and ordering sequences survive on many items as endorsements.

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased by NLW in 1940 from Mr M.E. Roberts of Brynrodyn, Tywyn, Merionethshire.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Gelli Estate Records

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2002


Personal names
Davies family , of Pentyrch and Ty'n-yr-allt
Jones family , of Y Gelli

Corporate names
Gelli Estate (Llanfair Caereinion, Wales)
Pentyrch Estate (Wales)


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